(YOUTUBE IN THE TANK FOR OBAMA - WHO KNEW?) YOUTUBE PULLS ROMNEY’S ANTI-OBAMA ‘AL GREEN’ AD OVER COPYRIGHT CLAIM
JoeBtfsplk 2012/07/17 14:32:51
The Romney campaign on Monday released an ad accusing President Obama of worrying more about rewarding his crony pals than helping the American people. And much like a recent anti-Romney ad featuring the former Massachusetts governor singing “America the Beautiful,” the anti-Obama ad was set to the audio of the president singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.”
However, in less than 24 hours of the ad’s release, YouTube has taken it down over a copyright claim from BMG Rights Management, an international group of “music companies focused on the management of music rights,” according to the company’s website.
Titled “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs,” the pulled ad featured audio of the president singing while Romney’s campaign message splashed across the screen.
“Right now, there are 23 million Americans struggling for work, unemployment is stuck at 8.2 percent,” the ad claims. “So who is President Obama helping? His friends.”
Another screenshot form the pulled video.
While the president can be heard singing, these headlines flash across the screen:
“Obama’s Big Money Raisers Get Key Posts, Access, Stimulus Dollars” (National Public Radio)
“Democratic Donors Rewarded with W.H. Perks” (Washington Times)
“White House Opens Doors to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In” (New York Times)
Who is Obama helping, the ad asks, answering: “Lots of love for the donor class, what about the middle class?”
Apparently, BMG has an issue with someone using audio of another person imitating Al Green. No matter. You can still get your hands on the exact same audio for free on the president’s reelection website (we know, we’ve already downloaded it and swooned, like, 14 times):
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